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Given - Bounced back from midweek disappointment and no blame attached for either goal. Made a superb save early off Skrtel in the first half. 7

Zabaleta - Poor judgement in conceded a needless in a dangerous area that led to the first goal. Hasn't cemented the position as yet. 6

Toure - Withdrawn at half-time due to injury. Solid enough before then. 6

Lescott - Confidence appears to be growing. An impressive display and looks to be now settling into the side. 7

Bridge - Better than the Burnley debacle, but lacked the attacking purpose shown for the most part this season. 6

de Jong - Another consistent performance from an integral part of the side. Strong in the tackle (just ask Ryan Babel) and nullified Gerrard particularly in the first-half. Less reliant on him in the second half as we pressed more. 7.5

Barry - A slightly subdued performance, but in a more withdrawn role with the adjustment in formation. Withdrawn for Tevez on the hour. 6

Ireland - The formation allowed more licence for Ireland, something that was far more apparant in the second half when we opened up the play. A well taken goal and saw plenty of the ball in dangerous areas. Take note Mark Hughes. 8

Wright-Phillips - For the most part it was a frustrating performance. Moments of undoubted quality and he has the ability to spark the side, but can be wasteful in good areas. 7

Bellamy - Expected more up against Carragher, especially after an early booking. Showed flashes but too often out of the game. 6

Adebayor - An isolated figure in the first half as the cautious approach left him unable to link up. More into the game in the second-half and took his goal well. 6.5

Subs:

Onouha - First action of the season. Calm and composed in the main, but partly liable for the mix-up for Liverpool's equaliser. 6.5

Tevez - Came on at 1-0 down and was the catalyst for the come back. Showed the spark and energy that makes it difficult to leave him out. 7.5